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D: Munich 2nd Core Line (Central Station)

The Munich S-Bahn carries around 840,000 passengers a day and covers over 20 million kilometres a year. The main line, which was opened in 1972 for the Olympic Games, is thus reaching its capacity limits, especially since all S-Bahn trains have to pass under Munich city centre through one tunnel. This situation is remedied by the construction of the approximately 10 km long 2nd core line (2. S-Bahn-Stammstrecke). It is intended to relieve the existing route and serve as a fallback option in the event of a disruption. At the heart of the project are two single-track, seven-kilometre-long tunnels connecting the main station and the Ostbahnhof. In addition to the two above-ground interchange stations Laim and Leuchtenbergring, which will be rebuilt during ongoing operations, the three new underground stations Hauptbahnhof, Marienhof and Ostbahnhof will be completely rebuilt. As part of the STUVA conference, expert visits to four different construction sites of the 2. S-Bahn-Stammstrecke will be offered.

Central Station:

Munich Central Station is being optimised and rebuilt into a modern mobility hub. Here, the 2. S-Bahn-Stammstrecke will pass under all existing platform levels of the long-distance trains, the Munich Metro Lines U1, U2, U4 and U5 as well as the existing core line. The new access structure for the S-Bahn station is being built at a depth of approx. 40 metres in groundwater using top-down method with diaphragm walls. Within the framework of the “integrated overall solution”, the station of the 2. S-Bahn-Stammstrecke, a provisional structure for a future underground station of the U9 relief line and the new reception building for the above-ground long-distance railway station will be planned and built together. During the technical tour, the ongoing work on the construction of the access structure, the extensive construction dewatering and the deconstruction of other parts of Munich Central Station will be presented.

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